We can all use a bit of pampering every now and then but a trip to a high end resort or spa may not be on your calendar or in the budget. Not to worry with just a few simple “At Home” touches you can turn your own bathroom into your own private retreat. Here are some Easy spa touches that anyone can do:
Fresh Cucumber Slices
Immerse fresh cucumber slices in water for half an hour in your refrigerator. Lie down and place them on closed eyes. Water makes cucumbers cool, gelatinous and very soothing. You can also Create a soothing facial mask using fresh sour cream, honey or a bit of cooked oatmeal.
Soak cotton hand towels in warm water with a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, peppermint, sweet orange). Wring out and roll up. Microwave for 20 seconds. Massage a rich lotion or natural oil into your hands and feet and wrap then with these warm spa towels.
LIsten to soft music thats evenly paced with minimal lyrics or use nature sounds to set a soothing mood in your spa room (bathroom).
Make a pot of chamomile or your favorite herbal tea to sip in your bath. Use a favorite cup and really treat yourself.
Mix up these relaxing bath salts and soak for 20 to 40 minutes. Really take the time to relax and unplug . You may also want to light candles or place a bouquet of fresh flowers on the counter to focus on.
2 cups epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
5-6 drops essential oil such as lavender or rosemary (optional)
Mix together all ingredients. Pour into warm bath as your fill tub. Stir until salts are dissolved. Soak for 20 to 40 minutes.
Yield: 20 ounces, enough for one bath
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